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Since the last couple of years have been pretty uneven for me in the running realm, I'm hoping this race will re-ignite the love I had for running not so long ago. I've been liking it, even enjoying it most days, but loving it-- not so much. I'm not sure where I went wrong, although I suspect it was all the running I did for the marathon. I think I jumped into that one before I was really ready for it. And honestly, I probably run too slow to realistically train for a marathon well. It took up so much time and I felt like I didn't do anything but run for three months. I like the idea of doing another full marathon, but in practise... I don't know. Certainly not until after I finish grad school.
Anyway, never mind that! The gun goes off at 6:45 tomorrow morning, so we'll be at the race start plenty early to freeze to death before we start going-- The Weather Channel says it will be 40° at 6 AM, with a 13 mph wind giving us a "feels like" of 32. The past two years in a row, it's been warm & gorgeous on 3M weekend and I've wished I were running. I should have known it would take my intervention to make it cold and blowy.
But, I really can't complain too much. Here's the course elevation:
And there's really nothing not to like about that.
What are you doing this weekend? I hope you're getting more relaxing done than I am!